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BWW Review: Bold and Brave, Milwaukee's Skylight Presents Sensual POWDER HER FACEBWW Review: Bold and Brave, Milwaukee's Skylight Presents Sensual POWDER HER FACE
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Feb 3, 2016

'I have only one purpose in life-- to be loved,' believes Margaret, the Duchess of Argyll in the Skylight Music Theatre's new production of the chamber opera Powder Her Face. Staged in the Cabot Theatre defined by bravado, brilliance and bravery, Milwaukee hosts the 1995 opera by British composer Thomas Adès an artist awarded the prestigious Grawemeyer Prize for Composition. With the libretto written by Phillip Hensher based on the sensational divorce proceedings of the Duchess of Argyll, the story toys with society's fascination of any royal's private life similar to how the Duchess toyed with the numerous men in her life. (more...)

Exclusive: Katie Kerr to Star as Sophie in Confederation Centre's MAMMA MIA!Exclusive: Katie Kerr to Star as Sophie in Confederation Centre's MAMMA MIA!
by Racheal McCaig - Jan 31, 2016

It may take place on a Greek island, but the wedding bells and music of ABBA are coming to the island province this summer. We here at BWW are thrilled to find out that returning Charlottetown Festival favourite Katie Kerr will be trading Anne's red braids for bridal bouquets as she takes on the lead role of Sophie in their production of Mamma Mia! (more...)

Four New Seasons to Join West End's JERSEY BOYS in MarchFour New Seasons to Join West End's JERSEY BOYS in March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

From Tuesday 15 March, there will be four new Seasons joining the cast of JERSEY BOYS at the Piccadilly Theatre ahead of its 8th Anniversary on 18 March.  This is the first time since the show opened in London that all four Seasons have changed.  (more...)

Earl Carpenter to Rejoin LES MISERABLES in Manila; Full Cast AnnouncedEarl Carpenter to Rejoin LES MISERABLES in Manila; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

British actor Earl Carpenter, who originated the role of Inspector Javert in the reimagined production of Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil's book-to-stage adaptation of LES MISERABLES (LES MIS) and abruptly left the Broadway production last November due to a neck injury (cervical vertebrae impingement), will rejoin the company of the new production of LES MIS in its first Asian Tour (Manila-Singapore), which has been set to kick off at The Theatre at Solaire, Solaire Resort and Casino, in Manila from Friday, March 11, until Sunday, April 17. (more...)

Official: Johanson, Xavier and Dillon Will Join Close in SUNSET BOULEVARDOfficial: Johanson, Xavier and Dillon Will Join Close in SUNSET BOULEVARD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Michael Xavier, Siobhan Dillon and Fred Johanson will join Glenn Close in Sunset Boulevard, the second production in the partnership between English National Opera (ENO) and the GradeLinnit Company.  (more...)

Sheffield Theatres Announces Full Casts for WAITING FOR GODOT and World Premiere of THE NAPSheffield Theatres Announces Full Casts for WAITING FOR GODOT and World Premiere of THE NAP
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

With the critically acclaimed Show Boat currently running in the Crucible, and Partus and A Raisin in the Sun in rehearsals, Sheffield Theatres' Artistic Director Daniel Evans announces the full casts for the forthcoming productions of Waiting For Godot and the world premiere of Richard Bean's comedy thriller The Nap, both at the Crucible this spring. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Alexandra Burke, Starring in SISTER ACT Tour, Opening at Curve, July 30Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Alexandra Burke, Starring in SISTER ACT Tour, Opening at Curve, July 30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

Jamie Wilson is delighted to announce that Alexandra Burke will star as 'Deloris Van Cartier' in the national tour of Curve's all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood with musical supervision and arrangements by Tony award-winning Sarah Travis. SISTER ACT will open at Curve on Saturday 30 July 2016. Tour schedule below with further dates and full casting to be announced shortly. Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

Eva Noblezada, Danielle Hope & More Will Join Cast of West End's LES MISERABLESEva Noblezada, Danielle Hope & More Will Join Cast of West End's LES MISERABLES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Now in its record breaking 30th year, Cameron Mackintosh just announced exciting cast changes for"LES MISERABLES" at the Queen's Theatre in 2016. Joining the cast from Monday 15 February 2016 are Patrice Tipoki as 'Fantine'; Craig Mather as 'Marius' andDanielle Hope as 'Eponine.' Peter Lockyer will continue to star as 'Jean Valjean', Jeremy Secomb as 'Javert',Phil Daniels as 'Thenardier', Katy Secombe as 'Madame Thenardier'; Zoe Doano as 'Cosette' and Bradley Jaden as 'Enjolras'. (more...)

BWW e i consigli per Natale, parte 3: Miss SaigonBWW e i consigli per Natale, parte 3: Miss Saigon
by Beatrice Baldassarri - Dec 30, 2015

Ed eccoci arrivati al terzo consiglio per questo Natale 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Antic Disposition's A CHRISTMAS CAROLPhoto Flash: First Look at Antic Disposition's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2015

Atmospheric production photos released for award-wining Antic Disposition's 10th anniversary production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL - opening tonight in Middle Temple Hall - starring David Burt as Scrooge and David Hunter as Bob Cratchit. (more...)

Official: Jessica Brown Findlay, Vanessa Kirby & More to Join Paul Rhys in UNCLE VANYA at Almeida TheatreOfficial: Jessica Brown Findlay, Vanessa Kirby & More to Join Paul Rhys in UNCLE VANYA at Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

Jessica Brown Findlay (Sonya), Vanessa Kirby (Elena), Richard Lumsden (Telegin), Hilton McRae (Serebryakov), Tobias Menzies (Astrov) and Ann Queensberry (Nanny) join the previously announced Paul Rhys (Vanya) in Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, a new version created by and directed by Associate Director, Robert Icke, at the Almeida Theatre. Running from 5 February until 26 March 2016, with press night on 12 February, Uncle Vanya is Icke's next production following the critically acclaimed Oresteia, which ran at the Almeida Theatre, transferred to the West End, and recently won him the Evening Standard Award for Best Director. (more...)

BWW Interview: Marsha Songcome of MISS SAIGON at Prince Edward TheatreBWW Interview: Marsha Songcome of MISS SAIGON at Prince Edward Theatre
by Isa Ponturo - Dec 10, 2015

If you read my previous article you already know that Swedish West End performer, Marsha Songcome is taking over the role of Gigi Van Tranh in Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil's MISS SAIGON from 14 December 2015 until the closing date 27 February 2016 at the Prince Edward Theatre in London. I was very lucky to get an interview with Marsha who recently also got a role in the West End production of Aladdin and won Broadwayworld.com's Understudy of the year. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the German Production of ALADDINPhoto Flash: First Look at the German Production of ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

Disney Theatrical Productions and Stage Entertainment celebrated the European premiere of Disney's hit Broadway musical Aladdin last night at the Stage Theatre Neue Flora in Hamburg, Germany. The production was cast locally and is performed in German. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Disney's ALADDIN Lands in Hamburg for European Premiere - First Look!Photo Flash: Disney's ALADDIN Lands in Hamburg for European Premiere - First Look!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

Disney Theatrical Productions and Stage Entertainment celebrated the European premiere of Disney's hit Broadway musical Aladdin last night at the Stage Theatre Neue Flora in Hamburg, Germany. The production was cast locally and is performed in German. Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at ANNE OF GREEN GABLES at Chance TheaterPhoto Flash: First Look at ANNE OF GREEN GABLES at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

Chance Theater is pleased to remount its popular production of the heartwarming musical adaptation of the classic novel ... ANNE OF GREEN GABLES. Book by Joseph Robinette, music and lyrics by Evelyn D. Swensson, directed by Casey Long, associate direction by Travis K. Donnelly, and music direction by Bill Strongin. ANNE OF GREEN GABLES is currently in previews and opens tomorrow, December 4, continuing through December 27 on the Cripe Stage at Chance Theater at Bette Aitken Theater Arts Center. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 11/27; LA CAGE in Boston, MOUSETRAP in Milwaukee and More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 11/27; LA CAGE in Boston, MOUSETRAP in Milwaukee and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 27, 2015

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Boston, South Bend, Milwaukee, and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include LA CAGE in Boston, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS in South Bend, and MOUSETRAP in Milwaukee, just to name a few. (more...)

BWW:UK AWARDS 2015 - Cumberbatch, HAMLET, Ellis, Staunton All Winners!BWW:UK AWARDS 2015 - Cumberbatch, HAMLET, Ellis, Staunton All Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2015

Some big names picked up wins in the 2015 BWW:UK Awards - including Benedict Cumberbatch for Hamlet, Imelda Staunton for Gypsy, and Kerry Ellis for her supporting role in Cats! (more...)

Nathan Amzi Returning to IN THE HEIGHTS at King's Cross TheatreNathan Amzi Returning to IN THE HEIGHTS at King's Cross Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

Nathan Amzi will return to In The Heights for a limited two-week run, playing Piragua Guy from Monday 21 December 2015 to Sunday 3 January 2016. Nathan originated the role in the London production when it premiered at Southwark Playhouse in 2014. In The Heights recently extended its run at King's Cross Theatre for a second time, now booking for an additional 3 months until Sunday 10 April 2016. (more...)

Swedish Marsha Songcome Takes Over the Role of Gigi in MISS SAIGONSwedish Marsha Songcome Takes Over the Role of Gigi in MISS SAIGON
by Isa Ponturo - Nov 23, 2015

The Swedish current castmember, Marsha Songcome takes over the role of Gigi Van Tranh in Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil's MISS SAIGON from 14 December 2015 to the closing date 27 February 2016 at the Prince Edward Theatre in London. She succeeds Natalie Mendoza. (more...)

Official! Dean John-Wilson and Jade Ewen to Star in London Premiere of ALADDIN; Tickets on Sale 11/23Official! Dean John-Wilson and Jade Ewen to Star in London Premiere of ALADDIN; Tickets on Sale 11/23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2015

Disney Theatrical Productions announced today that Dean John-Wilson will play the role of Aladdin alongside Jade Ewen as Jasmine in the West End premiere of the new musical based on the classic Academy Award-winning animated film. BroadwayWorld previously reported that the duo were in negotiations for the show, but the official word came today. (more...)

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